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Middle School Applicants

Applying to the Middle School (Grades 5–8)

As the bridge between the Lower and Upper Schools, the Middle School is where students experience important transitions. By choosing La Jolla Country Day School (LJCDS), you have found a place that will challenge your child within a nurturing environment to develop independence of thought, habit and mind. If you would like more information or would like to schedule a tour or optional visit day, please click here.

Middle School Application Process

Thank you for your interest in La Jolla Country Day School and welcome to our Phase 2 application process.  The priority application deadline was February 1, 2019 for the 2019-2020 school year.

For families exploring the admission process for students applying to grades 5 – 12 for the fall of 2019, we would be delighted to schedule an exploratory conversation with a parent or guardian to discuss the availability of positions in select grade levels.
  • We have a pre-screening process for potential grade – 5 – 12 applicants who are interested in applying after April 8, 2019. 
     
    TO ENGAGE IN THE PRE-SCREEN PROCESS
     
    • Please complete an online inquiry
    • Please provide the previous two years of unofficial transcripts for the potential applicant by emailing admission@ljcds.org (parent/guardian copies are acceptable)
    • Please provide ISEE test results for applicants to grades 5 – 12 by sending test results to admission@ljcds.org   If your son or daughter has not taken the ISEE, it is a required part of the admission process. 
      • The LJCDS ISEE school code is 051333.
      • For a practice test click here (entering Grades 5 & 6) or here (entering Grades 7 & 8).
     
    Upon our review of these items, we will advise you regarding engagement of the comprehensive admission process. 

Considerations for Admission

  • Strong character
  • Academic readiness or qualifications to successfully participate in and meet the academic standards of the school's ambitious college preparatory program
  • Exceptional talent in the arts and/or athletics
  • Maturity
  • Affiliation with the school—special consideration for available space is given to qualified children of faculty/staff/administration, siblings of current students, and children of alumni who fit within the range of students best served by LJCDS
  • Diversity and gender balance
  • Appropriateness of match between family and the school including a parental commitment to establish a supportive partnership with the LJCDS community

Optional Visit Day

If you have already completed an inquiry but would like your child to attend an optional visit day, please contact Emilyn Edquilang at eedquilang@ljcds.org or Jessica Biglin at jbiglin@ljcds.org.
 
Please note that the “optional” visit day is an opportunity for students looking at Grades 1–11 who are uncertain if they want to engage in the official admission process to visit our campus.
 
All applicants to Grades 1–11 will be required to participate in an official visit day which will be available during January and February 2019. The optional visit day is not in lieu of the official visit day.


How to register for ISEE testing with an event code.

List of 3 frequently asked questions.

  • If you do not have an ISEE account.

    1. Go to https://admission.erblearn.org
    2. Click Create Account and enter required information
    3. Select Add Student and enter required information
    4. Enter Event Code in the Register by Event Code field
    5. Select +Register
    6. Enter Student’s Current Grade and Grade Applying For
    7. Select Next
    8. Confirm the Test Details match desired Test Date
    9. If desired, Add Schools as Score Report Recipients
    10. Enter Payment Information and Agree to Terms and Conditions
    11. Select Submit Payment and Complete Registration

  • If you already have an existing ISEE account.

    1. Go to https://admission.erblearn.org
    2. Enter Login Credentials
    3. Enter the Event Code in the Register by Event Code field
    4. Select Submit
    5. Confirm Test Event Details
    6. Select Register
    7. Choose student from the Dropdown (if there are no students, select Add Student)
    8. After Student Information loads, select Next
    9. Enter Student’s Current Grade and Grade Applying For
    10. Select Next
    11. If desired, Add Schools as Score Report Recipients
    12. Enter Payment Information and Agree to Terms and Conditions
    13. Select Submit Payment and Complete Registration

  • What is the LJCDS ISEE School Code?

    The LJCDS ISEE School code is 051333.